Finalist

Melissa Sanchez
Catalyst Chicago

General News Outlet (Small Staff)
BEAT REPORTING

Source: Catalyst Chicago

Comments from the Judges:

“Melissa Sanchez writes with authority and grounds her stories in dense research and mature reporting, which sometimes looks more solid than what the authorities within the Chicago school district produce. She gives a lot of facts, research, perspective and a variety of opinions and reactions in each story. Touche, that she keeps reluctant education authorities honest when they’re withholding data or reports!”

EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2016 National Awards for Education Reporting.